Poll: Majority of Voters Turned Off by Biden Flip-flop on Taxpayer-funded Abortions

June 26, 2019
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Strong Majorities Oppose Taxpayer-funded Experiments Using Aborted Baby Body Parts, Disapprove of Big Business Involvement in Abortion Politics

Washington, D.C. –  Ahead of the Democratic presidential debates, a new poll released today by Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) finds that a majority (50%) of voters are less likely to support Joe Biden (35% strongly less likely to support) following his announcement that he supports using tax dollars to pay for abortions after decades of opposing taxpayer funding of abortion. This includes 55% of Independent voters who say they are less likely to support him.

The poll also found that:

  • 55% of voters oppose using federal tax dollars to pay for abortions under Medicaid (40% strongly oppose). This includes opposition among 35% of Democratic voters and 57% of Independent voters.
  • 57% of voters oppose taxpayer funding of experiments that use organs and other body parts from aborted babies (41% strongly oppose). This includes 61% opposition among women voters.
  • 54% of voters disapprove of big corporations, such as Netflix and Disney, getting involved with abortion politics (40% strongly disapprove). This includes strong opposition from Republicans (69%) and Independents (59%).

“Our polling confirms that Joe Biden’s flip-flopping in support of taxpayer funding of abortion is a big vulnerability with voters in the general election, especially with independents and even some Democrats,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Joe Biden’s support for taxpayer funding of abortion after decades of opposition is just the latest example of Democratic extremism on abortion. While President Trump has led the charge to protect babies from infanticide and late-term abortions as well as stopping taxpayer-funded experiments with aborted baby body parts, measures which have broad support from the American people, Democratic candidates for president pander to the abortion industry and have uniformly doubled down on extremism. This new poll is compelling evidence they will pay a political price outside of their radical base. Our polling also shows that Americans want businesses like Netflix and Disney – who have threatened to boycott Georgia over its compassionate heartbeat law – to stay out of abortion politics.”

McLaughlin & Associates conducted the survey of 1,000 likely general election voters nationwide between June 18 and 24, 2019. All interviews were conducted online; survey invitations were distributed randomly within predetermined geographic units. These units were structured to correlate with actual voter turnout nationwide in a general election. The sample of 1,000 likely general election voters has an accuracy of +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence interval.

President Donald Trump has consistently called out the Democratic Party for their support of late-term abortion and even infanticide, following efforts in New York and Virginia to legalize abortion on demand through birth, and has called on Congress to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would stop late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy when science shows unborn children can feel pain.

SBA List is a network of more than 787,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.


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